Il Ferro

PrizeHonorable Mention in Photography
ArtistTomasz Budzyński

The word 'ferro' in Italian has two meanings: a metal (iron) or a part of Venetians gondola - a distinctive metal design at the prow or front of the gondola. Popular tradition maintains, that its six teeth represent the six districts of Venice; the elegant curve signifies the Doge’s cap, or the Grand Canal. During my visit to Venice, I have recorded several ferro’s reflections in the water, which with with a dose of imagination, displayed some kind of metal masks on faces, bouncing and changing all the time. I have isolated these masks and named the project "Il Ferro".